Unusual Foods To Me A-C

16 Apr

If you took The Food List Challenge, I will assume there were a few items on the list that left you trying to guess what they actually were. I will humbly admit there were many I had never heard of and others that once I Googled weren’t all that unusual.

Maybe others can also learn from my quick definition of a few of the foods that left me perplexed.

Which ones have you tried and which ones were you favorite?

Unusual Foods to Me A-CAbalone – Is a common name for any group of small to very large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Hallotidae. They are commonly farmed in China, Taiwan, Japan & Korea. But also right here in the United States.

Unusual Foods To Me A-C

Absinthe – Is described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (90-148 proof) beverage. It is commonly mistaken as a liqueur, but is not traditionally bottled with added sugar. That classifies it as a spirit. Absinthe is typically diluted with water before drinking.

Unusual Foods To Me A-C

Baba Ghanoush – Is a Levantine dish of eggplant mashed and mixed with virgin olive oil and various seasonings. This is often eaten as a dip with khubz or pita bread. Baba Ghanoush is popular in Levant, Kurdistan and Egypt. I found a recipe for Baba Ghanoush on one of my favorite bloggers websites…The Pioneer Woman.

Unusual Foods To Me A-CBagel and Lox – We all know what a bagel is, but what is lox? It is a salmon fillet that has been cured. Typically thinly sliced, served on a bagel with cream cheese, onion, tomato, cucumber and capers.

Unusual Foods To Me A-CBaklava – Is a rich sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey. Baklava seems to be a desert version of lasagna.

Unusual Foods To Me A-CBird’s Nest Soup – Is a delicacy in Chinese cuisine. A few species of swift (a kind of bird) are renowned for building the solidified saliva nests used to produce the unique texture of this soup.

Unusual Foods To Me A-CBlack Pudding – Otherwise known as blood pudding or blood sausage is a type of sausage made from cooking blood or dried blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled. Pig, cattle, sheep, duck and goat blood can be used depending on the country.

Unusual Foods To Me A-CBorscht – Is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in European countries. It is made with beetroot, giving it a deep red-purple color. The two main variants of borscht are hot and cold, both based on beets, but otherwise prepared and served differently.

Unusual Food To Me A-CChicken Tikka Masala – Is a South Asian curry dish of roasted chicken chunks in a spicy sauce. The sauce is creamy, spiced and orange in color. It has become popular in Britian and commonly called “a true British national dish.”

Unusual Food To Me A-CChitlins – Are the intestines of a pig, that have been prepared as food. They can be fried or steamed and in the United States are a Southern culinary tradition sometimes called “soul food.”

Unusual Food To Me A-CChurros – Otherwise referred to as a Spanish doughnut, is a fried-dough pastry-based snack. They are normally eaten for breakfast and dipped in hot chocolate or café con leche.

Unusual Food To Me A-CCurrywurst – Originated in Germany and consists of steamed pork sausage cut into slices and seasoned with warm curry ketchup. It is often served as a take-out food, at diners or as street food.

Well, that is A through C of the 100 unusual foods you should try before you die that I could not identify and thought needed some further evaluation. Stay tuned for more.

I got my information from Wikipedia, so if anyone would like to correct or add to my brief descriptions, please feel free to do so.

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2 Responses to “Unusual Foods To Me A-C”

  1. Ms Traci's Trails April 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM #

    I have had Baklava many times. It isn’t to bad but kinda dry I wish it had more filling.
    Chitlins would be like pork rinds if you have ever had them, and Churros are good I love anything mexican.

    • My Life in 'The Hills' April 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM #

      My goal is to order churros the next time I am at a Mexican restaurant. Who doesn’t love donuts!

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